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>From: "James M. Skidmore" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Second CFP: Cinema and Social Change in Germany and Austria 
>(May 1-3, 2008, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)
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>Cinema and Social Change in Germany and Austria May 1st-3rd, 2008,
>University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
>
>Call for Papers - Submission Deadline: Sept 15th, 2007
>
>This is the Second Call for Papers for the conference "Cinema and Social
>Change in Germany and Austria." The conference will investigate
>contemporary cinema's interaction with modern societal change. We invite
>proposals for any papers that focus on social change in German-speaking
>Europe.  How does contemporary film mediate societal change and represent
>or respond to the perceived disintegration of key concepts such as family,
>marriage, nation, nation-state, community? What are the tensions that
>dominate these film narratives? What are the shifts in the representation
>of identity formation? How does contemporary German and Austrian film
>contribute to or contradict the ideas and debates on social change
>circulating in the public discourse? How do changed consumer habits affect
>the production, distribution, reception and marketing of the filmic
>product?
>
>Prof. Paul Cooke from the University of Leeds will be the keynote speaker,
>and we hope to invite a filmmaker to speak as well.  A festival of
>contemporary German-language film will be held in conjunction with the
>conference.  We also plan to publish an edited volume of proceedings.
>
>Proposals are welcome from faculty members, independent scholars, and
>graduate students. We hope to be able to make some assistance available,
>especially to graduate students, to to offset the costs of attending. 
>
>A complete version of the call for papers with specific details on how to
>submit proposals can be found at www.wcgs.ca/filmconference.  Please direct
>inquiries to [log in to unmask]
>
>Gabriele Mueller, York University, Co-organizer
>James M. Skidmore, University of Waterloo, Co-organizer

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